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Summary Incident Report

Report dates:
Jul 10, 2001 to Aug 19, 2015
Number of on-duty firefighter fatalities:
10
Count of Hometown Heroes:
1
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Firefighter classifications

50%
5 Career
30%
3 Wildland Part-Time
20%
2 Wildland Contract
Number of multiple firefighter fatality incidents: 1
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with wildland incidents: 5

Type of duty

80%
8 On-Scene Fire
10%
1 Other On-Duty
10%
1 After
Percent of fatalities related to emergency duty: 90%
Number of firefighter fatalities associated with suspicious/incendiary incidents: 0

Type of incident

90%
9 Wildland
10%
1 Motor Vehicle Accident

Cause of fatal injury

70%
7 Caught or Trapped
20%
2 Stress/Overexertion
10%
1 Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft

Nature of fatal injury

40%
4 Asphyxiation
30%
3 Burns
20%
2 Heart Attack
10%
1 Trauma

Age of firefighter when the fatal injury was sustained

30%
3 (Under 21)
10%
1 (21 to 25)
20%
2 (26 to 30)
20%
2 (31 to 40)
0%
0 (41 to 50)
10%
1 (51 to 60)
10%
1 (61 and Over)
0%
0 (Unknown)
Percent of firefighter fatalities age 40 and under: 80%

Type of activity

50%
5 Other
40%
4 Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
10%
1 Support

Time of fatal injury

10%
1 01:00-02:59
0%
0 03:00-04:59
0%
0 05:00-06:59
0%
0 07:00-08:59
10%
1 09:00-10:59
0%
0 11:00-12:59
0%
0 13:00-14:59
30%
3 15:00-16:59
40%
4 17:00-18:59
0%
0 19:00-20:59
0%
0 21:00-22:59
0%
0 23:00-00:59
10%
1 Unknown

Month of the year

40%
4 July
40%
4 August
10%
1 June
10%
1 September

Firefighter fatalities by state by location of fire service organization

100%
10 Washington